We also read a wide range of historical studies that offer analysis and arguments about ways that the sixties continue to matter.
Students will complete readings, viewings, and listening assignments; annotate and analyze materials on our course website.
Had he not been situated in the 1960s counter-culture, Manson would never have been able to exert control over and eventually commit murder through the members of the Manson Family.
 Manson was also convicted of the murders of Gary Hinman and Donald Shea, but this thesis will focus on the deaths at the Tate and La Bianca scenes.
While the counter-culture stressed drug use as a means to attain a higher consciousness, Manson used psychedelic drugs to control and influence his followers.
Similarly, the counter-culture’s ideal of sexual freedom was bastardized by Manson through his sexual exploitation of women in the Family.The volume brings patterns of continuity, not just change, sharply into focus. Plunkett 'Working through the key themes of economic development, emigration, women’s lives and feminism, and finally on to political change and the upheavals caused by violence in Northern Ireland, [Daly] provides a detailed exploration of the decade which goes beyond any previous book in both its scope and detail. This book is essential reading for anyone who wishes to make sense of the pivotal, transformational decade.Mary Daly is to be commended for its breath - the Irish economy, politics, media, urban-rural relations, family dynamics, and emigration are all treated in a penetrating and subtle manner. Moreover, it also shines a light on just how much more there is to understand with regard to this period, and as such should provide a fruitful starting point for future research.' Erika Hanna To send content items to your Kindle, first ensure [email protected] added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account.Even more shocking than the murder scenes was the fact that Manson did not perpetrate any of the murders himself, but instead convinced others to commit the crimes: the murderers came from a Manson-led cult commonly known as the Manson Family.Manson’s total control over his followers marked him as a manipulative and cunning psychopath, but the development of his cult was largely due to the 1960s counter-culture in which it began.write short interpretative reviews of materials; participate in seminar discussions; and develop one longer multimedia essay on a particular aspect of the sixties as a final project for the course.(This course may count towards the American Studies, History, or Interdisciplinary Studies specializations in the liberal studies graduate and advanced graduate study certificate programs.) All books are available at the Northwestern Bookstore or can be purchased online.The 1960s were a volatile era of social and political turbulence, much of which was centered in San Francisco and Los Angeles.The decade was characterized by emphases on psychedelic drug use, sexual exploration, racial equality, and activism through music, and Manson exploited these values in order to cultivate his following.Rising living standards, external events and the encroachment of ‘the modern’ inevitably forced change.This book is an invaluable documentation of how traditional values, core institutions and vested interests continued to shape these changes.’ Frank Barry - Trinity College Dublin ‘This is a book about transition that provides a compelling narrative about the evolution of Ireland though the long 1960s.